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- minute deal with civil rights attorneys. instead of a government takeover, oakland police agreed to a compliance director appointed by a judge and paid for by the city. cbs 5 insider phil matier says both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. but most importantly what they avoid is a complete federal takeover something that would be an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to the judge telling them don't have enough cops and ordering them to hire more. >> according to the "oakland tribune," this makes oakland the first city in the nation to have its police command staff under the authority of a court- appointed director. >>> 5:05 now. crime was the issue for hundreds of people at an oakland town hall meeting last night. the mayor jean quan admitted oakland is seeing more violent crime specifically robberies in the city. she talked about the changes she says are needed in oakland. >> we have to have more police officers and we also have to have
of rain into wednesday, too. ,,,,,,,, ♪ >>> welcome back to cbs "this morning." in 2009 cuba's government arrest ad maryland man who was working for the state department. his wife is now trying harder than ever to get him out saying his life is in danger. >> as margaret brennan reports, judy gross is putting pressure on the u.s. government with a big money lawsuit. >> reporter: alan gross is a 63-year-old american who has spent the past three years in a cuban prison. he was jailed for taking part in a democracy building project funded by the u.s. state department. cuba considers it illegal. his wife judy has been fighting for his release ever since. >> it's this country that sent alan on this mission and alan is rotting in a jail cell, and i'm asking president obama to do something about it. >> reporter: in 2009 alan was working as a sub crony tractor for dai a company paid by the u.s. to distribute communications. he gave these to the jewish community so he could communicate with groups outside of cuba. to your knowledge he was delivering what exactly? >> cell phones and laptops and that
a term the government uses for rebels. >>> this is live look right now outside the presidential palace in cairo, egypt. this is where roughly 100,000 protestors have gathered in the streets. demonstrations have started to turn violent and police are using tear gas to stop people in closing in on the palace. protestors are upset over president mohammed morsi's decision last month to give himself unrestricted powers. >>> a u.s. navy spokesman says no american drones are missing despite claims by iran that it captured one. a commander says all of the unmanned surveillance aircraft in that region are accounted for. other nations in the gulf including the united arab emirates have drones in service. >>> president obama got input today from governors on how to resolve the budget standoff in washington. state governments of course would feel the pinch of automatic spending cuts kicking in at the end of the year but as danielle nottingham tells us, there's still a disagreement over how to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: three republican and three democratic governors gate the president
. >> reporter: riders have mixed feelings on that. >> no one wants to give up records. >> the government has all the records of what i make anyway. so it's one other barrage of government -- branch of government having the records of what i make. >> i don't want my information scattered here and there. i don't know where it'd end up. >> reporter: a muni spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially. >> we might see an increase in ridership and that can only help. >> reporter: but seniors and disabled people would still get a discount of at least 50%. it's federal law. right now the discount is more likely 66%. the bay area's lead transit planning body is already conducting a study on the issue which means it could go beyond muni possibly to b.a.r.t. all facilitated by the new clipper card system but right now it's muni that's full steam ahead. >> we're one of the largest in the country and we'd be one of the first to look at something like this. >> reporter: they will be drawing up a plan in early 2013 and if approved the system could be put in place that same year. in san francisc
but this week surfaced in guatemala to seek asylum. he says he is the victim of a government conspiracy in belize. >>> i had to leave but the story has to get out. i have documentation that proves the intense corruption at all levels of the belizian government. now that i'm in a safe place, i can speak freely. >> mcafee still may face deportation though back to belize. >>> the egyptian army now has tanks outside the presidential palace in cairo amid worsening clashes between protestors and supporters of the syrian government. overnight, violence killed five people and injured more than 600 others. mohamed morsi critics began protesting two weeks ago when the president gave himself unrestricted power. >>> an norms u.s. official says secretary of state hillary clinton plans to meet with russian diplomats and a u.n. peace envoy for syria. the civil war ramped up in recent days with violent attacks and the u.s. fears syria's leader bashar assad is closer to using chemical weapons against anti-government rebels. >>> a new warning about a baby recliner titled to several infant deaths. >> plus
the regional spokesman for i.c.e. said: "the federal government alone sets these priorities and places detainers to ensure that dangerous criminal aliens are not released from prisons and jails into our communities." in california, i.c.e. has deported 82,000 illegal immigrants under s-com. a spokesman says three-quarters had already been removed before and didn't elaborate on the attorney general's decision today. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> police say an attack on an autistic teenager was a random crime. but they say they have their man. oakland police arrested gary atkinson for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year- old. the teenager had left her group home on college avenue in oakland last tuesday. she was found in san francisco two days later. police say she was taken there by force. >> no connection to the suspect and she did not go -- it wasn't -- she went there against her will. she was taken there against her will. >> police say they are charging atkinson with three counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping, and committing lewd acts on a child. police also say
that syria's government is preparing chemical weapons for possible use. >> secretary of state clinton is holding an unscheduled meeting in ireland with the special envoy to syria. it is a sign that russia may be switching sides to put pressure on syria to stop the fighting. margaret brennan is in dublin covering those talks. good morning, margaret. do you think this is a sign of a diplomatic breakthrough? >> reporter: norah, it's a sign of a possible diplomatic breakthrough. u.n. envoy to syria is flying here to dublin for this last-minute meeting with secretary of state hillary clinton and the russian foreign minister. it may signal that russia is finally willing to take u.n. action to send a message to bashar al assad to stop the killing. russia one of syria's few remaining allies and so far have agreed to any interactions to stop the killing of thousands of people. >> charlie rose here. the reporting that they're mixing the ingredients for chemical weapons influence what the russians may be doing? >> reporter: the russian foreign minister says that the outside
. and i know there are some individuals that don't trust government. who don't trust law enforcement. and i don't know how we can ever convince them. >> the public protection committee is expected to hold a committee on the drone issue in january. if the committee approves it it will go to the board of officials for final approval. >> john mcafee has a new tactic to evade police in balize. he wants asylum in guatemala. the software tycoon surfaced in guatemala today. he fled balize where he's wanted for murder. mcafee says he hired guatemala's former attorney general to petition the country's government to allow him to stay. >>> in oakland city hall hundreds of people are lined up in the city council chambers to way in on a battle that's been brewing for a while now. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers shows us it has to do with people and their pets. >> reporter: in dog years it's a lifetime. 14 years since neighbors have been well, dog fighting over this small stretch of grass along lake merit. >> i call it a pitch fork battle. it's very contentious. >> nowhere are dogs allowed to run of
the fiscal cliff deadline, government workers have joined the push but they want to make sure they're not cut out of the deal. >> federal employees that i represent have offered up $103 billion to the federal deficit. >> reporter: jd cox of the american federation of government employees say they can't afford anymore cuts and going over the fiscal cliff will impact millions of americans. >> there would be a lot of federal employees who would be furloughed or riffed and would lose their jobs. >> reporter: economists say the combination of automatic spending cuts and tax increases that will kick in january 1st if congress and the president don't reach an agreement could plunge the country back into recession. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >> the house is scheduled to formally adjourn by the end of the year on december 14th but house majority leader says they will stay in session until a cred credible solution is worked out. >>> it could be a big day in the battle o of same sex mainly. the -- marriage. the justices are being asked to overturn a lower court ruling that the prop 8 ban
holds rise. >> schieffer: maya. >> what's outrageous is the way we govern is playing games of chicken and the losers losers are going to be the american public and the economy. we know what's going to have to happen. we know revenues are going to have to go up. we know we have to reign in spend .gz we know we have to reform entitlements. we know it will be hard work, a $4 trillion plan which is what it will take, is going to be filled with things we don't like. but we also know what we're doing by going up to the bring, waiting until the last minute, and adding all this uncertainty is creating a huge cost to the economy. the cheapest form of stimulus is certainty. and we don't have any of that right now. what you see is ceos not being able to hir. small businesses not being able to invest. and households not knowing if we will have a real recovery. and basically the election is over. and what people want is to stop the fighting and to see real governing and put in place a solution. the problem is not the policy at this point. it's the politics. and we have to find a way to bring them
republican support. >>> in "your world this morning," fighting is intensifying in syria between government troops and rebel forces. the rebels are close to capturing the airport that serves the capital of damascus. the syrian air force has responded by dropping bombs on rebel positions. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has repeated her warning to the syrian government not to use chemical weapons. >>> political crisis is worsening in egypt, as well. the country's supreme court judges have walked out on strike joining a growing protest against president mohamed morsi in response to morsi's edict that his actions are above judicial rule. >>> in japan investigators say missing bolts may have caused concrete ceiling slabs to fall on cars in a highway tunnel killing nine people. yesterday's accident happened deep inside the three-mile-long tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo. the government says 49 highway tunnels throughout japan will be inspected immediately. >>> some more details surrounding that troubled relationship of kansas city chiefs player javon belcher and his girlfriend kasand
's remains taxes and how the government can generate more revenue to pay down the debt. >> rates have to rise on the top 2%. there's no other way to do it. >> reporter: president obama says his plan will raise taxes on the rich bringing in 1.6 trillion. republicans want to close tax loopholes and eliminate deductions to raise $800 billion in new revenue. >> the president has a huge responsibility to work together with congress and find a solution to avert the "fiscal cliff." >> reporter: and they say it's now up to the president to find a plan that can pass both chambers of congress. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> time now 4:40. santa comes early for some facing foreclosure. the promise being made to certain people struggling to keep their homes. >> plus the white house's worst fears. what the syrian government may try to do to its people. >> but a beer run gets ugly as fist flies. the suspects and the struggle coming up after the break. clerk got into a fist fightr beer. surveillance video shows a man apparently steag two cases of beer from the s statio >>> a south carolina conve
to assure his safety but is back in the palace today. >>> in syria, battles between government and rebel forces are closer to president assad. there are reports of fighting just outside the capital city of damascus increasing fears the syrian government may start using chemical weapons. meanwhile, u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon has hinted he would not favor an asylum deal for assad even as a way to end syria's civil war. >>> silicon valley pioneer john mcafee is now in guatemala seeking asylum after spending weeks in hiding. mcafee, who founded the santa clara software security company, is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize. he says he is innocent. mcafee spoke to the "associated press" in a restaurant in guatemala city after sneaking out of nearby belize. >>> 4748 now. new york police say a suspect is in custody and has implicated himself in the death of a man who was pushed on a subway track. ki-suck han died after being hit by a train at times square. han is shown in a confrontation with a suspect in a surveillance video shortly before being shoved on the track. witnes
government so the family of six-- their savings depleted-- moved across the country to woodbridge, virginia. his salary of a little more than $70,000 is less than what he used to make. >> before we lost our job they were in-- two were in piano and we haven't been able to do things like that. >> reporter: what's the hardest part of this? >> for me it's my kids, knowing that i want more for them. my oldest, who's the one that's most aware of what we've been going through the last couple years she asked me recently, this summer, she's like "mommy, when are we going to stop feeling like we're poor." i was like, "honey, it's not that we're poor, we just can't do a lot of things that other people do." >> reporter: sean and jody say it's soon going to become even tougher because they believe it's unlikely that congress and the president will reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. if they're right, according to the nonpartisan tax policy center, families such as the watsons with annual income between $64,000 and $108,000 would see a tax increase of about $3,500. >> i think it just will put any fut
now the government is warning americans to be prepared. >>> you heard of smuggling drugs or even people. how about a t-rex? the lengths some are going to in order to own a piece of history. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up. we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> president obama draws a hard line on taxes. >> republican and the white house both have offers on the table on how to resolve the nation's fiscal cliff crisis. >> we wasted an enormous amount of time here, sparring back and forth in public. it's a good time to get serious. >> let's just go over the [ bleep ] cliff. because you know why? at least for a few seconds, it will feel like we're flying. >>> this morning, police are questioning a man in that deadly subway push. they say he has implicated himself in the crime. >>> duchess of cambridge is continuing to feel better. >> australian radio station was able to pose as the queen, get information on the phone about kate's health. >> want to see
one on one, and no one is objecting. >>> the crisis in egypt remains volatile, with massive anti-government rallies planned today. >>> heartbreaking survival story for a woman stranded in the snow in the california sierra nevada mountains. >>> shoppers at a seattle macy's had to be hospitalized when an escalator they were riding malfunctioned. >> fire to the end zone. touchdown. >> broncos with their eighth straight win. >> all that -- >> three, two, one! >> my 50th birthday, she gives everybody a car and then she's all, thank you for coming to gayle's birthday! >> we're talking about oprah, right? >> no, of course not. >>> and all that matters. >> south carolina tea party says jim demint is resigning. >> leaving the senate a lot better than i found it. >> jim demint leaves some big shoes to fill. >> jim demint leaves some big shoes to fill. then again -- captioning funded by cbs en again -- >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. the northeastern coast of japan is still recovering from a devastating tsunami, less than two years ago
income beneficiaries. and we propose ways to make the government much smarter about how it buys medicine for medicare beneficiaries. >> schieffer: why did you choose to basically say "we're going to stop letting congress have the ability to raise the debt ceiling." >> we are not prepared to let the threat of default on america's credit, the savings of americans, the investments of americans be held00 to the political agenda of a group of people in congress over time. as you saw last august, that was very damaging to the american people. it's not the responsible way it govern. >> schieffer: are you betting eventually the republicans will cave on the taxes? >> there's no-- there's no path to an agreement that does not involve republicans acknowledging that rates have to go up for the wealthiest americans. >> schieffer: you're saying you can't do it just by eliminating deductions and other-- >> very good question. you know, we've taken a careful look at this, and we think we should limit deduction but if you look carefully at how to do this, there is no way to raise a meaningful amount of r
is a victim of a government conspiracy in belize. >> the story has to get out. i have documentation that proves the intense corruption at all levels of the belize government. now that i'm in a safe place i can speak freely. >> mcafee's arrest was for entering guatemala illegally. he could face deportation back to belize. >> that is kuwait a story. >> bizarre. >> i guess. >> that's quite a story. >> bizarre. >> i guess. >>> state lawmakers get a great deal on improvements to cars they now own, new tires, gps upgrades. guess what. you paid for it. >> and glittering black marble. images of the earth like you have never seen before. coming your way. ,, ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, rock using cloud- free night new weather >>> this is earth after hours in a big way. nasa constructed throbbing at our little rock here using cloud-free night images from a new weather satellite. it is our best look yet at what our planet looks like with all the lights turned on there. check it out. as one scientist put it, unlike humans, the earth never sleeps. >> that's a cool image. >> beautiful. >>> now what sells cool
issue to end the syrian war. the syrian government has promised not to use any chemical weapons against the people there but the fear is that as assad starts to topple, as the fighting increases in the suburbs of damascus he may feel cornered and no telling what he might do. >> susan mcginnis in washington on a friday morning. thank you so much. in this country president obama says cutting a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff could to be done in a week but the president said that won't happen unless republicans drop their opposition to hire taxes for the wealthy. president obama visited a virginia family to move his cause. he maintained his hard line on tax increase. >> just to be clear i'm not going to sign any package that somehow prevents the top rates from going up for folks at the top 2%. but i do remain optimistic that we can get something done. >> congress and the president have until the end the year to avert automatic spending cuts and tax increase. take a quick break. when we come back on the morning news a preview of this morning's jobs report. what role did sandy play in last mo
a discount hike that. >> reporter: riders have mixed feelings on that. >> the government has all the records. what i make anyway. so it's -- one other branch of government having the records of what i make. >> yeah, i don't want my information scattered here and there. i don't know where it'd end up. >> reporter: a spokesperson thinks the program would be a wash financially with others paying less. >> we might see an increase in ridership can that can only help. >> reporter: but seniors and disabled people still get the discount of at least 50%. it's federal law. right now the discount is more like 66%. the bay area's lead transit planning body is already conducting a study on the issue which means it could go beyond muni possibly to b.a.r.t. all facilitated by the new clipper card system. but right now, it's muni that's full steam ahead. >> we're one of the largest transit agencies in the country and we'd be one of the first to look at something like that. >> reporter: staffers will be drawing up a plan in early 2013. and if it's approved the system could be put in place that same year. in
this morning after the >>> fighting is on the rise again between government troops and rebel forces in syria. the rebels are close to taking control of the airport that serves the capital. the syrian air force has responded by dropping bombs on rebel positions. meanwhile u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has repeated her warning to the syrian government not to use chemical weapons. >>> the political crisis is worsening in egypt, as well. the country's supreme court judges have walked out on strike joining a growing protest against president mohamed morsi in response to morrissey's edict that his rules are above judicial review. the judges say they will remain on strike until morsi rescinds the decree. >>> the japanese government says 49 highway tunnels will be inspected immediately after a deadly accident. investigators say missing bolts may have caused concrete ceiling slabs to fall on cars in a highway tunnel killing nine people. the the accident happened yesterday deep inside a three- mile-long tunnel 50 miles west of tokyo. >>> and michelle we are getting more details around the tr
with the spokesman for i.c.e. said: "the federal government alone sets these priorities and places detainers to ensure that dangerous criminal aliens are not released from prisons and jails into our communities." in california, i.c.e. has deported 82,000 illegal immigrants under s-com. a spokesman says three-quarters had already been removed before and didn't elaborate on the attorney general's decision today. 62,000 of those had convictions but they were trivial and some were detained for running stop signs or a broken taillight. >> i'm wondering if money plays into this at all. >> well, right now the way it stands is that if a local municipality holds someone for 48 hours, the feds don't reimburse them the money so the local people are the ones footing the bill for i.c.e. at this point. >> all right. thank you. >>> mini spy planes could soon what patrol the skies over alameda county. the sheriff's office says it needs the remote-controlled drones for emergencies and deputy safety. but cbs 5 reporter ann notarangelo says activists are worried big brother is on board. >> reporter: the alamed
, however. >>> and a north bay oyster company is fighting an eviction order by the federal government. a 40-year agreement between the park service and drinks bay oyster company expired last month. the park service says the company's operations threaten endangered species in the area. but now the owners have filed a complaint in court saying the interior department's denial of a permit extension violates federal law. but meanwhile, oysters are turning up in a surprisingly new place. >> about a hundred of them were discovered in the vallejo municipal arena. as don ford tells us, it is a sign the ecosystem there is starting to recover. >> reporter: the city of vallejo was dredging their public marina when they dug something up. something no one expected. something odd, says marina manager. >> i've been here since 23 years and i've never seen these guys before. >> reporter: california oysters. although small and not too many, these oysters are sensitive to water quality. folks here believe it's a good sign. >> obviously, the water's getting better. quality's getting much improved, which is ver
and medicaid for hundreds of thousand of dollars in inappropriate hospital stays that did not meet government standards for admission or reimbursement. did you think it was medicare fraud? >> meyer: yes. it was medicare fraud. simple as that. >> kroft: why was it medicare fraud? >> meyer: they're submitting bills to the government for the admission of patients. the patients didn't meet the appropriate prescribed criteria for admission and for the hospitals to bill medicare for the admissions. it's... it's a... a false billing, if you will. >> kroft: if you'd been at the fbi and somebody came in and handed you all of this stuff, would you have pursued a criminal investigation? >> meyer: yes. no doubt about it. >> kroft: meyer says he told the same thing to corporate officials and wrote up his findings in three memos to top management. >> meyer: i made sure that i spoke with the c.e.o. face to face about this, that something is really, really wrong, and it's got to be addressed. i had indicated that "if it's not addressed by you all, then i'll have to handle it getting addressed by the governme
. this time rebel groups have anti-aircraft weapons and claim to have shot down a government attack helicopter. that kind of firepower analysts say is what the free syrian army needed to gain ground against the regime. but assad has a weapon of last resort. chemical weapons. >> they have the largest stock pile in the middle east. it's weaponized. there are estimated 45 sites throughout the country. >> reporter: he says if assad is back mood a corner he just may use them. kelly cobiella, cbs news, london. >> jeff: opposition leaders in egypt today called on protestors to return to the streets this week to demonstrate against the new draft constitution they call il legitimate. in cairo today crowds backing islamist president mohammed morsi blocked judges from getting into the country's court buildings. the judges reacted by suspending their work indefinitely. including monitoring a referendum on the new constitution set for december 15th. >> palestinian leader mahmoud abbas got a hero's welcome in the west bank town of ramallah today after winning a vote in the united nations to upgrade the pale
in the shooting death of his next door neighbor. mcafee believes he is a victim of a government conspiracy. the story has to get out. i have documentation that improves the intense corruption. now that i'm in a safe place. >> mcafee was arrested for entering guatemala illegally. he is facing deportation. >> the dungeness crab season got started and already the boats are idle. crabbers are on strike. we are hearing some restaurants are running low on crab. the problem, bubbled to the surface sunday when crabbers heard that fish brokers were going to drop the price from $3 a pound to as low as $1.80. >> it's been a year since state lawmakers lost a sweet perk. their free cars. many were so fond of their rides they decided to buy them back. they made a few improvements first and guess who is paying for that. >> reporter: three days before state senator surrendered her state issued prius she got a 55 point vehicle inspection, new water pump. state tax pairs paid more than $800. then she bought the car for personal use. her staff declined comment. according to an associated press report, 47 of
and government spending consults on the middle class. >> creating jobs -- >> reporter: president obama and house speaker john boehner spoke on the phone wednesday but publicly are holding firm on their positions. the white house has made clear the country could go over the cliff if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the top 2% of american earners. >> to do that to 98% of the american people, because of an insistence that the wealthiest americans get a tax cut would be profoundly wrong. >> reporter: republican leaders say they will close loopholes and eliminate tax breaks but bush-era tax cuts must be extended to all americans. >> reporter: the standoff and debt concerns ryan. so much so, that he is the guy if the suit dancing gangnam style with former senator alan simpson. the group the can kicks back is working to get young people involved in fixing the debt crisis. >> we are trying to connect with our generation in a different way using humor to hook them in and get them to learn about this issue and understand how it affects their lives. >> reporter: the grassroots campaign wants to sign up
to a compromise, everyone's taxes will go up january 1. government spending will be slashed. >>> the dow lost 60. the nasdaq was down 8, s&p down 7. >>> the storms that blew through the bay area brought down many trees and that's meant a hard lesson for homeowners who were cleaning up today. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains your insurance doesn't always cover fallen trees. julie. >> reporter: something many are likely learning following this weekend's storm. we received photos from across the bay area of downed trees on homes and cars, and they provide a clear example of what's covered and what's not. this one from san mateo is a good example of what's covered. homeowners insurance will pay for tree damage to your home, its contents and other structures on the property. whether the tree is on your property or your neighbor's. but when it comes to paying for tree removal, in cases like this you might be on your own. if a fallen tree doesn't damage your home, insurance will generally only pay to remove it if it's blocking a driveway. and insurance advocates warn depending on your
. brain damage has left him 100% disabled according to the government. >> like, i know the word but i cannot say it. and things like that, that happens to me everyday and it gets me mad. >> reporter: what you're doing, would it hold any hope for rigo saenz? >> we can't make rigo saenz better if we don't know what's contributing to his problems, what is making him disabled. if we can understand those little changes that lead to problems then we can interrupt them, we can intercept them with different therapeutic agents. >> reporter: the big hope here is for researchers to find a way to identify c.t.e. in those who are still alive. right now the only way to diagnosis it, scott, is to examine the brain issue of those who've already died. >> pelley: fascinating, jim, thank you very much. in washington today, the republicans responded to the white house budget plan with a proposal of their own. it would raise the eligibility age for medicare and people on social security would get smaller cost of living increases. unless there's a compromise by the end of this month, taxes will go up autom
and the president's remains taxes and how the government can generate more revenue to pay down the debt. >> rates have to rise on the top 2%. there's no other way to do it. >> reporter: president obama says his plan will raise taxes on the rich, bringing in $1.6 trillion. republicans want to close tax loopholes and eliminate deductions, which they say will raise $800 billion in new revenue. >> the president has a huge responsibility to work together with congress and find a solution to avert the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and they say it's now up to the president to find a plan that can pass both chambers of congress. so now that each side has rejected the other's first offer, it's going to be interesting and important to watch the timing of the next offer on the part of the white house to really try to figure out, terrell, how far both sides are willing to take us toward that cliff. >> and which side has the edge at this point. susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you so much. >>> iran says this morning it's captured a united states drone flying over iranian air space. the drone was
the federal government $5.7 billion a year. 65 and 66-year-olds would pay an extra $3.7 billion a year to ensure themselves. the employers would pay billions more. >> it would finally bankrupt me. >> reporter: 45-year-old linda shulte is a florida realtor and breast cancer survivor who has struggled to find insurance. >> as an employee i've paid into the medicare system and they keep putting it out of reach for us. >> reporter: shifting the eligibility age upwards has gotten traction on capitol hill in recent years even among democrats. but republicans say they deserve serious credit for putting it on the table in these negotiations, scott, even though it might be unpopular. >> pelley: nancy, there's another tax that will be affected by all of this, the payroll tax and it was reduced by two percentage points during the economic crisis. it's listed on your pay stub as f.i.c.a. which, by the way, stands for federal insurance contributions act. it's, simply put, the money you pay to social security and medicare. that tax cut is due to expire at the end of this month also. so we asked jim
chinese government officials signalled more stimulus efforts. tokyo's nikkei rose half of a percent while the hang seng gained 2%. wall street investors are waiting for a fiscal cliff deal. stocks were unchanged. the dow lost 13 points while the nasdaq was down five points. bank profits are getting bigger. the financial industry earned $37.6 billion in the third quarter. that's an increase of more than 6% and it could lead to more lending. there's good news on the housing front. a survey shows housing prices were up more than 6% in october. that's the best gain in six years. starting in 2016 the disney characters are coming to netflix. they landed exclusive rights to stream disney movies before they air on cable networks. netflix will get some of disney's classic movies. no financial terms of the deal were released. and just in time for the holidays, starbucks is introducing a $454 gift card. the card is made of etched steel. comes with $400 on it. the reason why it's $450? it costs $50 just to make the card. there will be only 5,000 available and they will only be sold on the website gil
. and for defense contractors in the state alone, fewer government dollars could mean a $10 billion drop in the next decade. for struggling college students, brace yourselves for less. if we go over the "fiscal cliff," a uc spokesman says we could lose $335 million in research funds. other consequences for californians, 143,000 unemployed could lose assistance in trying to find a job. nearly 300,000 disadvantaged students would get fewer benefits at school. 8,000 patients wouldn't get hiv testing and 2,000 women could miss out on breast and cervical cancer screening. now, we would have all those spending cuts but remember, we would also have an increase in taxes which some economists predict could throw us back into recession and with no deal who is to of blame? 53% of americans place that blame on republicans. in the newsroom, grace lee, cbs 5. >>> the comments made by the president made investors hopeful that a quick deal could be made to avoid the "fiscal cliff." that gave wall street its first gain. week. the dow closed up more than 82 ending above 13,000. the s&p 500 rose more than 2. but the
wednesday. they're protesting the government spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year as part of the fiscal cliff. >> we don't want to see our public hurt in any way. >> just down the road in washington, d.c., the standoff continues. house speaker john boehner says he's still waiting for president obama to make his next counteroffer to the republican plan he rejected. >> i'm going to need a response from the white house. we can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. >> the president and boehner spoke on the phone wednesday, but republicans want more. >> we want to sit down with the president. we want to talk specifics. >> whether the talks happen on the phone or in person, here on capitol hill or at the white house, there will be no deal without a compromise on taxes, something that does not appear likely any time soon. >> an obsession to raise taxes is not going to solve the problem. >> treasury secretary timothy geithner said the white house is absolutely willing to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't agree to raise taxes on the top 2% of earners. while a handful o
economists showed up at the capital today for further talks about the impact of tax increases and government spending cuts on the middle class. from a home in virginia president obama sat with a middle class family he says will be hit hard if congress doesn't extend middle class tax cuts. >> for them to be burden unthis isly because democrats and republicans aren't coming together to solve this problem gives you a sense of the costs involved in very personal terms. >> republicans are standing behind their counter-offer to close tax loopholes and limit some deductions. they say the president needs to deliver a new plan they can agree on before the january 1 deadline. >>> stocks inched up as investors kept and eye on washington. the dow was up around 40, nasdaq up 16, s&p saw a 5 point increase. >>> the dungeness crab season has hit a snag. local crabbers are refusing to fish for the northern california delicacy after a new price fight with the wholesalers. the cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the solidarity on the docks is being tested. >> strike last year this boat. >> right. >> well, yo
got thatjob because of a government grant that only hires those who ire unemployed. d i never would imagine it riuld take a hurricane to bring me to a county position. it was like a blessing, actually. >> reporter: with tons of debris still left to clean up from hurricane sandy, the state themployment arrest almost 9%, this program hopes to solve two problems at once-- getting all of this cleaned up, getting people back to work. the super storm leveled businesses across new york. this program is aimed at the 50,000 new yorkers who lost heir jobs, according to governor andrew cuomo. if so what this program says is if we can employ people who were ity, that community, hurt by the acorm, and actually employ them eb rebuild their community, that's a win-win. >> reporter: but these programs will need more money to work. are you going to go back to the president and ask for that extra money you didn't get this first hime around? >> getting the $60 billion quickly means a lot to this state and to our neighbor, new jersey. is it going to be all the money we need? no. >> reporter: in fact, g
absolutely considering running for govern governor, as well as giving other options some consideration. i'll be focused on that the next week to 10 days or so and really come up with a decision that answers my basic question which is where do i believe-- and hopefully later the voters will agree with me-- where can i make the biggest difference for the city i love and the nation i pledged my life to. >> schieffer: when do you think you will make a final decision? >> it has to be in the next few weeks. especially in new jersey, there are a lot of very good candidates for governor in new jersey on the democratic side and i have to give my party and be a part of my party's push forward, whether me as a candidate or supporting other candidates for that office. >> schieffer: if you decide not to run for governor, is there any chance you might run for another office, say senate, for example? >> yeah, i'm actually, look at that a lot as well, and trying to get back. life, ultimately, is not about a position. it's about a purpose. and my purpose they try to focus on every single day is how can i
nottingham cbs 5. >>> president obama has a warning for syria's government. go after your people with chemical weapons and you will face serious consequences. >> the word is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> u.s. intelligence suggests the assad regime may be planning sarin gas attacks against rebel forces. the lethal nerve agent is 500 times deadlier than cyanide. the syrian foreign ministry denies the reports. >>> a highway tunnel that collapsed and killed nine people in japan over the weekend reportedly passed safety checks just a few months ago. several cars were crushed when a section of concrete longer than a football field came crashing down sunday in the tunnel west of tokyo. inspectors believe loose bolts may be to blame. japan has now ordered emergency inspections of highway tunnels across the country. >>> two mexican nationals have been charge with killing a u.s. coast guards man. they have been were suspect
government not to use any chemical weapons. secretary of state hillary clinton says if assad goes down that road, there will be consequences. >> suffice to say we are certainly planning to take action if that eventuality were to occur. >> this week nato foreign minister is expected to approve turkey's request for patriot antimissile systems. turkey has been supportive of assad opponents and is concerned about possible retaliation by syrian missiles. >>> iran claims it has captured an american drone but a u.s. navy spokesman says no drones are missing. the commander says all the unmanned surveillance aircraft in the region are accounted for. other nations in the gulf including the united arab emirates have drones in service. >>> 6:12. no laughing matter. a comedian first busted in oakland is arrested again. how this time though it cost someone their job. >> and a beer brawl. how far one store worker went to get his liquor back. >> and we're off to an early start. the factors that could make this flu season a very danger with us one. we have details coming up. ,,,,,, you won't take my li
. the government says the storm played only a minimal role as the economy added 150,000 jobs. the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, and that is a .2% drop. but those numbers were helped by people who stopped look for work and were not counted as unemployed. >>> on wall street, the dow is up 81 points. the s&p 500 edged up four. however, the nasdaq dropped 11 points. >>> the edge of the fiscal cliff is fast approaching. only 25 days away and going over it threatens to ruin the holidays for millions of americans. cbs reporter danielle nottingham says republicans are waiting for the president to make the next move. >> vice president joe biden at lunch with middle class americans who will take a $2,000 hit if their tax cuts expire at the end of the year. >> this is no time to add any additional burden. >> while the white house is pushing congress to renew middle class tax cuts, the president says he won't take any deal that extends tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. honor of the pearl harbor ak this is the only night of te year the beacon will shine. hared their fi >> it would take 15 minutes by the
. >>> the japanese government says 49 highway tunnels will be inpicked immediately in the wake of a deadly accident. investigators say missing bolts may have caused concrete ceiling slabs to fall on cars in a highway tunnel killing nine people. yesterday's accident happened deep inside a three-mile-long tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo. >>> we have got a warning on our next story the video may be disturbing for young children. a california magician suffered serious burns during a tv appearance in the dominican republic. here it is. cameras were rolling last week when the tv show host pours flammable cologne on the comedian. and that does burst into flames. it's not clear why the host doused hutchins with the liquid or what ignited it. much inis in the hospital. he says the host's actions were completely unexpected and he considers it a criminal act. he is still recovering. >>> ford motor company recalling thousands of cars because of a fire hazard on two of their vehicles. ford says there have been reports of overheating and fires in the ecoboost engines and some of the 2013 models. so it's now
the holiday season. >>> in your world, anti- government activists in syria say fighting is intenser in damascus today between them and troops loyal to president assad. this comes after president obama issued a warning to assad not to use chemical weapons. secretary of state hillary clinton says if assad goes down that road, there will be consequences. >>> so how far would you go for your child's education? the chaos as parents try to sign their kids up to a school. >> who knew what could you find at good will. the treasure one woman stumbled upon for $12. we have it coming up. ,,,,,,,, welcome se my lcret d you are?air.an your worst nightmare mr. box. since you foolishly brought back your bonus jack! i have copied your two pure beef patties, lettuce, melting cheese, pickles, and middle bun, plus fries and a drink for $4.49. and now you will tell me what is in your secret sauce!! uh, i think i know. "we all know," "pretty obvious." you couldn't tell me when i handed out the wiener-dog lasers!?! they raced to sign their chd up for a spot at a-j whitteg >>> oh, my god, seriously. >> y
presidential palace. >> and the millionaire fugitive plans to make sure the government of belize never gets its hands on him. today... over president mohammed morsi's decision to declare his ial review. >>> in your world, protests continue in egypt today over president mohamed morsi's decision to declare his laws above judicial review. more than 100,000 protestors clashed with police yesterday outside the presidential palace in cairo. morsi was ushered out through a back gate to ensure his safety but he is back in the palace today. >>> john mcafee is seeking asylum in guatemala after weeks in hiding. he founded the santa clara software security company that bears his name. he is wanted for a murder of a neighbor in belize. he says he is innocent. mcafee spoke to the "associated press" at a restaurant in guatemala city after sneaking out of nearby belize. >>> police say a man is implicated in the death of a new york city subway passenger who was pushed on the tracks. ki-suck han died monday after being hit by a train at the times square station. this is sur
this morning after chinese government officials signaled more stimulus efforts. tokyo's nikkei rose half a percent while hong kong's hang seng gained nearly 2%. >>> wall street investors are still waiting on a "fiscal cliff" deal. stocks were mostly unchanged yesterday. the dow lost 13 points while the nasdaq was down 5. >>> fedex is offering some employees a voluntary buy-out plan as the package delivery company tries to save nearly $2 billion in the next three years. fedex will offer some employees up to two years pay to leave the company. most of the cuts will come from its express and service units. >>> and starting in 2016 the whole host of disney characters are coming to netflix. the online video rental service landed exclusive rights to stream disney movies before they air on premium cable networks. netflix will also stream some of disney's classic movies. no financial terms of the deal were released. but certainly a big score there for netflix. >> that is a big coup. >> i have a cousin who drinks starbucks every day. now i know what to get her. >> this would make her have a lot o
be an open question? observe, my friends, with what little wisdom the world is governed. >> osgood: commentary from ben stein. now to bob scheiffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. good morning, bob >> schieffer: good morning, charles. well, we've got erskine bowls and alan simpson who headed up that deficit reduction commission and had so many good ideas that went nowhere. we'll see what they think about the fiscal cliff this morning. >> osgood: thank you, bob scheiffer. we'll be watching. and next week here on sunday morning ♪ >> osgood: amuseical flight are led zeppelin. >> osgood: we leave you this sunday morning where the bison roam at slew creek in yellowstone national park. >> osgood: i'm charles osgood. please join us again next sunday morning. until then, i'll see you on the radio. captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org ,, ,,,, ,, . >>> as things stand this morning, we're less than three weeks awa
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